‘The disrespect!’: Newcastle United star Callum Wilson has his say on controversial Oscar’s moment

Callum Wilson said he couldn’t believe the moment Will Smith slapped Chris Rock as the Oscar’s 2022

Newcastle United star Callum Wilson has had his say on the Oscar's moment that has had the globe talking.

Last Sunday night the world was forced to double-take as superstar Will Smith thumped comedian Chris Rock.

Rock had made a controversial joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith's hair loss, which was caused by alopecia, prompting her husband's violent reaction.

The moment has proved divisive as viewers struggled to determine whether either man or both, were at fault.

Speaking with West Ham United's Michail Antonio on The Footballer's Football Podcast, Wilson had clearly spent time forming his own opinion.

He said: "I couldn't believe it when I woke up. I started seeing stuff on social media. I burst out laughing. I was so baffled.

"I didn't realise at first it was Chris Rock. His reaction to getting slapped is commendable. The disrespect of being slapped live on television!

"I don't know whose side you would take on the whole situation. You're sitting there and someone is being disrespectful of your own wife and it's a medical condition.

"There's that side of things and then there's Will getting up and slapping him. Should he have composed himself a little better?

"There are other ways to do it, you can pull someone aside afterwards. But also he's disrespected her live on television and he's trying to do something about it."

Callum Wilson of Newcastle United speaks with Jason Tindall, Coach of Newcastle United as he warms up prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Norwich City at St. James Park on November 30, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wilson went on to say that Smith should have "composed himself better" but reprimanded Rock for making the joke.

He added: "Did he [Will Smith] think he was bigger than everyone else at the Oscars to do that?

"To do the slap and then to sit down and keep shouting, it's like he's seen red. Crazy situation."

Michail Antonio also had his say on the moment, forming his own theory that Pinkett-Smith had encouraged her husband to take action.

He said: "You know Jada has gone to him, are you going to let him say that to me?

"It's unbelievable. He got slapped when he was running the Oscars! I give him [Chris Rock] so much respect for trying to keep his cool."